Free & Discounted Entries for Youth Teams
As part of our commitment to encouraging greater youth participation, we are delighted to confirm that we will be providing between 50% and 100% discounts for youth teams entering the ROC Mountain Marathon™ in 2017.
The 2017 British Mountain Marathon Championship will be decided across three Mountain Marathons, which include Marmot Dark Mountains™ (28-29th January 2017), the LAMM (3-4th June 2017), and the ROC Mountain Marathon™ (23-24th September 2017).
ROC Mountain Marathon™ Race Director Shane Ohly said, “One of the core goals of including the ROC Mountain Marathon™ in the British Mountain Marathon Championship is to encourage greater youth participation through the U18-U21 British Championship. We recognise that for younger participants the cost of clothing and equipment, travelling to, and entering a Mountain Marathon can be prohibitive, and therefore we have decided to offer between 50% and 100% discounts on the entry fee to teams eligible for the Youth Championship this year.”
The ‘Overnight Camp’ experience at the ROC Mountain Marathon™ in 2016 © Steve Ashworth
The British Mountain Marathon Championship has separate age class categories for younger competitors and the discount on offer for eligible teams is:
- U21 British Champion = Decided on the Elite Course / 50% Discount
- U20 British Champion = Decided on the A Course / 60% Discount
- U19 British Champion = Decided on the B Course / 70% Discount
- U18 British Champion = Decided on the C Course / 100% Discount
The eligibility in terms of age is determined by the participant’s age on the 1st January 2017. For example, someone who was 21 on the 2nd January 2017 would be eligible to compete in the U21 category during 2017. The U18 category is for 16-18 year olds and may be subject to additional organiser’s vetting of the participants if they are aged 16-17.
At the ROC Mountain Marathon™ it is possible to enter as either a pair or, if aged over 18, as a solo participant, and so the discount offered here is applicable to either a solo or pair entry.
If you would like to enter the ROC Mountain Marathon™ in a Youth category, please contact us with your details to obtain a discount code before entering online.